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Tummy Tuck Surgery

7 Nights

Average Length of Stay in Istanbul

2-4 Hours

Average Session Required

2 Day

Length of Stay in Hospital

2-4 Hours

Operation Duration

General Anesthesia

Anesthesia

6 Months

Recovery Time

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Introduction:


Abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that aims to create a firmer, smoother abdominal profile. Ideal for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, pregnancy, or have loose skin and excess fat that doesn't respond to diet and exercise, a tummy tuck can significantly enhance one's physique and confidence. Let's delve into the detailed stages of this transformative journey.


 

Initial Consultation


Assessment:

The journey begins with a thorough assessment where your plastic surgeon evaluates your medical history, current health status, and aesthetic goals.


Expectation Setting:

It's crucial to discuss your expectations realistically. A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat and restore weakened or separated muscles, but it's not a substitute for weight loss.


Customized Plan:

Based on your goals and physical examination, your surgeon will craft a personalized treatment plan, discussing the type of abdominoplasty suited for you, whether it's a full, mini, or extended tummy tuck.


 

Preoperative Preparation


Medical Clearance:

Preoperative tests and sometimes medical clearances from other specialists might be required to ensure you're fit for surgery.


Lifestyle Adjustments:

You may be advised to stop smoking, avoid certain medications, and maintain a stable weight before surgery to optimize outcomes.


Logistics:

Plan for time off work, assistance at home during recovery, and transportation to and from the surgery center.


 

The Surgery


Anesthesia:


Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia to ensure you're comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.


Incision:


Depending on the type of abdominoplasty, incisions are made either just above the pubic area for a full tummy tuck or a smaller incision for a mini tummy tuck. For extended tummy tucks, the incision may extend around the hips.


Correction:


Excess skin and fat are removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened. The remaining skin is then redraped to create a smoother, more toned abdomen.


Closure:


Incisions are closed with sutures, and dressings are applied. In some cases, small drains may be placed to remove excess fluid.

recovery


Immediate Post-op:


You'll spend a short period in the recovery area under observation. Pain, swelling, and bruising are normal and managed with medications.


Postoperative Care:


Following your surgeon's instructions for care is crucial for healing. This includes caring for drains, taking prescribed medications, and attending follow-up appointments.


Gradual Return to Activities:


Most patients can return to light activities within a few weeks, but full recovery and strenuous activities might take longer.


 

Long-Term Results and Follow-up


Visible Improvements:


While initial improvements are noticeable almost immediately, final results can take several months as swelling subsides and the body adjusts.


Maintenance:


Maintaining a stable weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise is key to preserving your results.


Follow-up:


Regular follow-up visits are important to monitor your recovery and outcomes.


 

Conclusion


Abdominoplasty offers a path to reclaiming your body confidence by addressing excess skin and fat, and tightening abdominal muscles. By understanding each stage of the abdominoplasty process, you're better prepared for this life-enhancing procedure.

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